Nature of Things
Bill and Martha have been making music and harmonies together for seventeen years. Their style and sound has been forged and inspired by 60's and 70's acoustic artists, Jazz, and ambient music. Bill's songs reflect a fascination with composition, prosody, scordatura, and the writing process in general. Martha, schooled by such luminaries as Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, and Linda Rondstadt, adds a lush alto layer and spaciousness to the carefully sculpted arrangements. The Nature of Things represents a sound expression, musical voices etched into digital soundwaves, tracks in the sand. Here are songs of the inner odyssey, the enduring, primeval natural and coastal environments, place, inspired by British folk/rock, traditional music, the gurus past and present of the American folk/acoustic world, the Over-Soul, and the spirit of Wellfleet and Provincetown, Cape Cod.